Oracle Linux Quarterly Newsletter – July 2018
Live Webinar: Are Your Containers Secure?
Live Webinar: Are Your Containers Secure?
Cloud-native applications are on a rapid rise, which brings a proliferation of serverless environments and containers. While this can help you deliver innovations faster, is there a downside? Join Wim Coekaerts for insights on ways you can protect your deployments.
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Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 for x86 and ARM Available Now
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 for x86 and ARM Available Now
The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 (UEK R5) is the optimized operating system kernel for Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 and later on 64-bit Intel (x86_64) and ARM (aarch64) architectures. It is based on the mainline Linux kernel version 4.14 LTS. The release includes updates for drivers, bug, and security fixes. Read more.
Tips from Your Peers on Selecting an Operating System
Tips from Your Peers on Selecting an Operating System
Learn why organizations that seek an optimized OS for both on-premises and cloud, should consider Oracle Linux. IT Central Station, which is similar to Yelp for Enterprise Technology, strives to help technology decision makers around the world to better connect with peers and other independent experts who provide advice without vendor bias. Read Peer Paper Report.
Oracle Linux 7 for ARM
Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 is available on the 64-bit ARMv8 platform (aarch64). Oracle Linux 7 for ARM is built from the same source packages as the corresponding Oracle Linux distribution for the x86 architecture, plus any patches and modifications that are required to support the ARMv8 platform. Learn more.
Change to Oracle Linux package channels
Channel and repository changes went into effect on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and Oracle Linux yum server on July 5, 2018. This was done for both Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7 in order to reduce network traffic and provide substantially better performance when using ULN or the Oracle Linux yum server. Find out more.
Tips for using Oracle Linux in Oracle Cloud
Wim Coekaerts provides tips on creating an Oracle Linux instance in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Oracle Linux support is included with OCI instances at no additional cost. Find out more.
Release 3 of Ceph Storage for Oracle Linux
This release presents a uniform view of object and block storage from a cluster of multiple physical and logical commodity, hardware storage devices. Ceph can provide fault tolerance and enhance I/O performance by replicating and striping data across the storage devices in a Ceph Storage Cluster. Get the details.
Getting Started with Python Development on Oracle Linux
Learn the different ways to get started on Python development on Oracle Linux from using system Python included in the OS to installing recent Python versions from EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) with detailed instructions. Get the details.
Oracle Linux 7 enters Common Criteria Evaluation
Common Criteria certification, compliant to the US Protection Profile for General Purpose Operating Systems Version 4.1, has been initiated for Oracle Linux 7. Common Criteria is an international framework (ISO/IEC 15408) which defines a common approach for evaluating security features and capabilities of Information Technology security products. Find out more.
Btrfs send/receive helps to move and backup your data
Greg Marsden, Oracle Linux Kernel Development Vice President, describes how Btrfs functionality helps make moving data between Btrfs volumes faster and more efficient. Get the details.
Easy Installation of Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Linux with VirtualBox and Vagrant
Learn how to do a fully automated installation of Oracle Database 12c on Oracle Linux running in an Oracle VM VirtualBox guest. It’s posted on Find out more.
OpenStack Community Contributor Award Honors Oracle Employee
Marcos Sungalia, Master Principal Internet Sales Consultant for Oracle Linux, was recognized by the OpenStack Foundation for his hard work and contributions to the Community. Marcos received a Community Contributor Award at the recent OpenStack Summit. Read more.
Oracle Linux 6 Update 10 Available Now
The latest update of Oracle Linux 6 is available on the i386 and x86_64 architectures. You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server. ISO installation images are available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and Docker images are available via Oracle Container Registry and Docker Hub. Get the details.
New Oracle Linux Home Target and Ksplice patching with Oracle Enterprise Manager
Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 3 ( introduces a new Oracle Linux Home target which enables a simplified approach to the management of Oracle Linux in a single place including the ability to deliver zero downtime patch update using Ksplice. Find out more.
Latest Oracle Linux 7.5 and 6.10 Vagrant Boxes Now Available
We've updated our Oracle Linux Vagrant boxes for Oracle VM VirtualBox to Oracle Linux 7.5 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel release 5 and Oracle Linux 6.10.
Get the details.
Open Source Summit, Vancouver – August 29-31
Open Source Summit, Vancouver – August 29-31
Oracle is a silver sponsor at the Open Source Summit 2018 August 29-31 in Vancouver, Canada. Please join us for an engaging Keynote Session by Wim Coekaerts: Preventing IT Firefights with Better Infrastructure Security on Friday 8/31 at 2:25 pm. And come visit our Booth #117 to learn how Oracle Linux can help optimize your infrastructure on-premises or in the cloud.
Video: Securing your Cloud-Ready Infrastructure without Disrupting Operations
Video: Securing your Cloud-Ready Infrastructure without Disrupting Operations
Watch David Gilpin from Oracle as he demonstrates the business and technical advantages of using Oracle Ksplice to manage security fixes for an open cloud infrastructure built with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Watch now.
Featured Training
  • Oracle Linux Learning Subscription: Get access to 350 videos and over 175 hours of content, created and delivered by Linux experts at Oracle, and new training content as it becomes available.

  • UNIX and Linux Essentials Ed 2: Helps you develop the basic UNIX skills needed to interact comfortably and confidently with the operating system. It’s designed for users and administrators who are new to the Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris operating systems.
Partner Highlights
The ever changing landscape of infrastructure software leads to continued support for Oracle Linux, as demonstrated by BMC PATROL, HPE SiteScope, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10, Centrify Server Suite, SAP NetWeaver Application Server, and Veritas InfoScale. For more 3rd party software supported on Oracle Linux, please check the ISV Catalog.

The Partner Spotlight for this issue features Acronis with Acronis Backup 12.5, designed to minimize overhead with a touch-friendly interface and a set-and-forget-it approach. Read more.

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